Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chilliwack, B.C., Canada.
No, you found it, what you have highlighted is the ancient, oldest of the trails. (you round a bend in the road and it's just after a creek on the left taking off in an Easterly direction. Very established foot base, but overgrown and un used)
The trail the others speak of links up with the current Flora route and is about 500m before the one Shadow posted about. I was asking about the same trail a few weeks ago but got no info, so did some more wandering and learned this.
That old trail will take you right to alpine staying on the East side of that gorge, never once dose it connect up with the current route. I am inclined to believe it crests the pass in between Flora-East peak and the un-named peak between it and Paleface, as I have seen the remnants of the trail heading down the valley to Flora lake, between the Flora-Paleface ridge and Wittenburg. We turned back in the avalanche chutes just below alpine, but it was still well marked, though very overgrown. Also MASSIVE piles of bear scat were seen, made us wonder about grizzly.
The other old (newer) trail is fairly short and links up with the current trail, it was probably abandoned because of the grade and lack of parking with the Lindeman/Greendrop TH so close by.